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Concord Geography and Pests

Concord Entering SignThe town of Concord, Massachusetts is in Middlesex County, and is 25.9 square miles in area, of which 1 mile is water. The town is located about 20 miles west of Boston and 25 miles south of New Hampshire. It is a suburban community, rich in history.

The native American name for Concord was ‘Musketaquid,’ which means ‘grassy plain,’ due to the low-lying marshes in the area. The Sudbury and Assabet rivers converge in Concord to form the Concord River. The area was fertile farmland for the Native Americans, and then for the colonists who settled peacefully there in 1635.

Ephraim Bull, a Concord resident, developed a strain of grape on his land in the mid-1800s. He combined the seeds from a number of different grapes until he had one that was hardy, ripened early, and had the optimum flavor and texture. Today, the Concord grape is used for grape jelly worldwide.

Mr. Bull may have had to deal with bees and spider mites as he cultivated his grapes, but Concord homeowners today have different challenges. The carpenter ant is common in the area, often found around damp or old wood. It will chew on wood, but does not eat it like termites do. They’re often found near wooden decks or patios, and indoors in kitchens and baths.

Mosquitos will breed near the Concord River but can be found just about anywhere in town. These summertime pests are often regarded as a nuisance, but can actually carry serious diseases. A Concord pest control company can get rid of mosquitos indoors and out.

Concord History and Pests

The first battle of the American Revolutionary War was fought partly in Concord. On April 19, 1775, the British forces marched to Concord in search of weapons that were rumored to have been stored there. Paul Revere, on his famous ride, alerted the colonists who were prepared for the attack. At the Old North Bridge, the Concord militia, reinforced with men from other nearby towns, staved off the British and forced their retreat. The battle has been memorialized in Paul Revere’s Ride, written by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and other works.

In the 1800s Concord was well known for the famous authors and poets who lived there, including Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Louisa May Alcott. Thoreau lived in a small cabin near Walden Pond where he wrote Walden, and Alcott wrote Little Women in her home, now a popular tourist attraction. Because of this concentration of literary talent, Henry James once called the town ‘the biggest little place in America.’ Thoreau, Hawthorne, Emerson, and the Alcott family are buried in Concord’s Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in a section known as Author’s Ridge.

The historical homes in Concord, as well as those built more recently, can attract mice who seek a warm location as the weather turns colder in the fall and winter. Mice can enter a home through remarkably small spaces, and once they are inside they can reproduce rapidly.

Boxelder bugs are a seasonal pest common to the Concord area. They can appear in vary large numbers for a short time, then disappear almost as quickly, only to reappear again. They are exceptionally strong bugs and can work their way into your home through the window seals. Once inside, they don’t want to leave!

As a Concord exterminator, we can rid your home of these and many other pests. We can have an experienced technician dispatched to your home or business within one business day, and can handle your pest problem quickly and efficiently.